Phoenix is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. The population was 1,964 at the 2010 census. It is located approximately 19 miles (31 km) south of the Chicago Loop and is part of the Chicago–Naperville–Joliet, IL-IN-WI Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Phoenix is located at 41°36′44″N 87°37′50″W / 41.61222°N 87.63056°W / 41.61222; -87.63056 (41.612333, -87.630545) in southern Cook County. The village is nestled between Harvey and South Holland.
According to the 2010 census, Phoenix has a total area of 0.45 square miles (1.17 km), all land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,157 people, 789 households, and 542 families residing in the village. The population density was 4,785.5 people per square mile (1,850.7/km²). There were 846 housing units at an average density of 1,876.9 per square mile (725.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 2.92% White, 93.83% African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 1.53% from other races, and 1.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.03% of the population.
There were 789 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 28.8% were married couples living together, 34.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.2% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.26.
In the village, the population was spread out with 28.2% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.1 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $29,643, and the median income for a family was $32,688. Males had a median income of $26,875 versus $26,488 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,321. About 18.4% of families and 22.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.5% of those under age 18 and 14.2% of those age 65 or over.